Say what? Yes, that is exactly what we said. Unfortunately, neither of us had our camera with us to document this peculiar looking bird. At first, we were a little scared, but then we were just intrigued. What the heck kind of bird is this you might ask? That's what we asked google. Google told us that it was a black-crowned heron. Apparently this type of bird is common in Texas. What you miss in this photo is how large this bird is and how it virtually has no neck.
On another date night, we came across a larger fowl bird. We didn't know what it was either, but we asked a passerby who was as intrigued as we were by the bird. He said it was likely a blue heron. Rob took this photo with his spiffy camera.